Reconciliation is about building better relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the benefit of all Australians.
Our Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region - the Kaurna people. We respect their spiritual relationship with their country and their ongoing connection through the custodianship of its lad and waters. We work thoughtfully and respectfully, remembering the land on which we stand belongs to the oldest continuing living culture in the world. We pay our respects to elders past, present and still to come.
We have commissioned local artists to help us to tell our stories, you will notice artworks and plaques which acknowledge the Traditional Owners of the Lands upon which we operate, an important recognition of the continuing connection to land, waters and community of Australia's First Peoples.
At Flinders Private Hospital, Allan Sumner was commissioned to paint a mural on the wall of the third-floor corridor leading to the Angiography suite. Titled ‘Padninthi Kumangka Marni Kaultu – or Crocodile meets Tarnda (the Red Kangaroo) and Travelling Together towards a Healthy Heart’, it signifies the patient journey between the Northern Territory and SA and shows Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples arriving at Flinders Private Hospital and Flinders Medical Centre in poor health – reflected by discoloured hearts and a greyish aura – and returning to country with bright and healthy hearts.